Tanya Segelov has acted for persons suffering from mesothelioma since 1996. Over this time she has acted for hundreds of persons with mesothelioma in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory including power station workers, factory workers, wharfies, navy personnel and shipyard workers, boilermakers, fitters and trade assistants, engineers, builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters, home renovators, wives who have washed clothes and children and bystanders exposed through the work of others and being present during home renovations.

Tanya acted for the asbestos campaigner, the late Bernie Banton in both his claims against James Hardie and obtaining the first verdict against James Hardie on behalf of a person suffering from mesothelioma exposed to asbestos during home renovations.

Mesothelioma Help is part of Segelov Taylor Lawyers. Segelov Taylor specialises in acting for sufferers of dust diseases such as mesothelioma, as well as acting in employment and industrial law matters, and wills disputes.

Segelov Taylor Lawyers was established in 2016.  We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne but regularly act for clients in states, and in regional areas.

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We act on a “no win no fee” basis which means we will only be paid our fees if you are successful in obtaining compensation. You will not be charged any monies up front. We will pay all the disbursements (monies paid out by us for such things as court fees and medical reports).

We will not be paid for our work until the successful completion of your matter.

Our fees our determined by an hourly rate plus disbursements. We do not charge a percentage of compensation recovered. If you are successful in your claim the defendant will pay your party/party costs which cover 70 to 80% of your costs.

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Common Questions

I was exposed to asbestos in Australia but now live overseas. I have been diagnosed as suffering from mesothelioma. Can you help?
I have been diagnosed as suffering from mesothelioma. I don't know where I was exposed. Can you assist?
How long do mesothelioma claims take?
Who pays mesothelioma compensation?
I was exposed to asbestos in Australia but now live overseas. I have been diagnosed as suffering from mesothelioma. Can you help?

Your entitlement to bring a claim arises from where you were exposed to asbestos, not where you now live.  We have acted for many clients who have moved from Australia and have lived in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Greece and other countries when they have developed mesothelioma.

We maintain relationships with lawyers in many countries which enables us to effectively represent overseas based clients.

I have been diagnosed as suffering from mesothelioma. I don't know where I was exposed. Can you assist?

We act on a “no win no fee” basis which means we will only be paid our fees if you are successful in obtaining compensation. You will not be charged any monies up front. We will pay all the disbursements (monies paid out by us for such things as court fees and medical reports).

We will not be paid for our work until the successful completion of your matter.

Our fees our determined by an hourly rate plus disbursements. We do not charge a percentage of compensation recovered. If you are successful in your claim the defendant will pay your party/party costs which cover 70 to 80% of your costs.

Exposure to asbestos can have occurred in a wide variety of settings – both at work and outside work.  We are expert at working with a client to identify possible periods of exposure, and then locating witnesses and other evidence that can confirm and corroborate exposure.

In order to bring a claim you must be able to identify exposure to asbestos that caused or contributed to the mesothelioma.  On many occasions we have been able to locate and prove exposure to asbestos that caused disease notwithstanding the client’s initial instructions being that they could not recall any exposure.

For more information see our article Working out where you were exposed to asbestos

How long do mesothelioma claims take?
Courts in all states in Australia generally expedite all mesothelioma claims.
The claims can be completed very quickly, particularly when the plaintiff is very sick.  In some cases, claims have been started and finished within a week.
When normal expedition applies, claims usually take between three and six months to complete.
Who pays mesothelioma compensation?

This will depend on the type of compensation, and the circumstances of the case.

For compensation proceedings brought in a Court, the defendants (or their insurer) will pay the compensation. The most common defendants are manufacturers of products containing asbestos (James Hardie, now known as Amaca being the largest) or employers.  It often doesn’t matter if the employer is no longer operating as their worker compensation insurance may be able t be accessed.

Other types of compensation as statutory schemes such as those that exist in for Commonwealth workers, in Tasmania, Queensland, or New South Wales.  In many cases, this statutory compensation can be brought in addition to Court compensation proceedings.

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